deadline for abstracts is 9/30/16
deadline for abstracts is 9/30/16
Call for Abstracts
Policing in the 21st Century
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ascendancy carries the hallmarks of a Horatio Alger tale. With his 2015 recognition as a MacArthur Genius and a National Book Award winner, his rise from humble beginnings to illustrious acclaim acquired a nearly storybook sheen. A “rags to riches” account of his success holds immense charm; however, such an explanation does not offer a full picture of his significance. Coates’ path from brief attendance at Howard University to star blogger, renowned Atlantic feature reporter, and worldwide phenomenon intersects with fascinating developments in 21st century literature and intellectual history. Unfolding in a post-9/11 world, his career limns several trends in contemporary culture, chief among them the democratization of blac
The idea that African-Americans are actual and full-fledged citizens of the United States is not a new one; the racism that prevents that idea to flourish is also not new. Recent events, including the death of Freddie Carlos Gray, Jr. in Baltimore, have brought to the fore the question of whether or not the United States values its black citizens, and extends to them the same rights as it does to its non-black citizens. The historical record has much to say on this point, but the literary record also is instructive in perceptions of race in the United States.
The Emancipation of Bound Laborers in the Americas before the Abolition of Slavery
University of Montpellier, France
Friday, October 7, 2016
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NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (ISSN 2277-3967) (PRINT) (Online ISSN 2347-2073)
Vol. V Issue III July 2016
New Academia is a refereed journal published quarterly by Interactions Forum. The Journal strives to publish research work of high quality related to Literature written in English Language across the World, English language and literary theory. The aim of the journal is to give space to scholars and researchers to publish their works.
We are always keen to receive submissions from scholars, academicians and researchers in the form of Research Papers, Articles, Poems, Short Stories, Interviews and Book Reviews.
The broadcast of the miniseries adaptation of Alex Haley’s Roots, which aired in January of 1977, became a ratings bonanza, a cultural touchstone, and a defining moment in the representation of African Americans in popular media. 40 years later, the impact of Alex Haley’s novel and the ABC miniseries continues to be felt, most notably in the recent History Channel “reboot” of the miniseries, but also in less obvious but more profound ways.
Issue 4.1: Black Lives Matter
albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of “Black Lives Matter.”
Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
November 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of Richard Wright's 12 Million Black Voices: A Folk History of the Negro in the United States (1941), a documentary text that juxtaposes Wright's historical analysis of slavery in America with Edwin Rosskam's photographs. This panel seeks to revisit the text from the perspective of recent trends in literary and cultural studies, as well as the conference theme of utopia/dystopia.
CFP: From Essentialism to Choice: American Cultural Identities and Their Literary Representations
Editors: Agnieszka Łobodziec and Blossom N. Fondo